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What courses are offered in information technology? 

Upskilled has a range of diploma and certificate-level courses in several specialisations within the information technology sector. The right course for you really depends on what type of skills and knowledge you already have.

You may be fresh out of high school and want to explore a course that goes over the fundamentals, or you already have extensive experience but intend on moving into a different specialisation. Either way, we have information technology courses available to equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge.
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  • What is it like to work in information technology?

    Working in information technology is an exciting field that offers plenty of growth and opportunities. If you're someone that's naturally an analytical thinker and interested in a career where high salary potential is prominent, working in information technology may be a pathway worth considering.

    Depending on your interests, these are some of the most popular specialisations you can potentially do as an IT professional:
    • Information Systems
    • Cloud Engineering 
    • Programming
    • Consultancy
    • Telecommunications
  • What career outcomes can you achieve in information technology?

    Information technology is a field that has a need for highly skilled workers. There are plenty of career opportunities available in different specialisations. Some specialisations are more in-demand than others, particularly in cyber security and cloud computing. 

    To ensure that you're on the right track in achieving your desired career outcome, it's important to look for the skills and knowledge employers desire when they are looking for new hires. In addition to a qualification, having transferable skills like customer service, collaboration and conflict resolution may work to your benefit as an IT professional.

    Here are some popular career pathways within the information technology sector:
    • Computer service technician
    • Cyber security specialist
    • Database administrator
    • IT consultant
    • IT manager
    • Network administrator
    • Programmer
  • What are the employment prospects in information technology?

    If you're looking for a stable career and want to be an industry where you can move from one specialisation to the next, working in the field of information technology could be a rewarding career choice for you. Career progression and high salary potential are also other factors that make working in the industry even more attractive. 

    We provide you with some interesting facts and figures based on the employment prospects of Software and applications programmers: 
    • Programmers generally need higher-level qualifications but undertaking a programming course through Vocational Education and Training (VET) can be a good starting point for junior-level programming roles.
    • Employment prospects for programmers remains very strong.
    • The average weekly pay for programmers is $2,003.
  • Why should you work in information technology? 

    • No shortage of work available: With plenty of specialisations to choose from, working within the information technology sector means that there'll be plenty of career opportunities available. With the rise of automation and the world being increasingly digitised, the IT field offers stability when it comes to finding work. 
    • A challenging and dynamic industry: If you're someone that gets bored easily and in need of a role where you're constantly challenged, then working in information technology may be for you. There is an expectation that professionals need to keep up with the latest trends and technology, making no room for complacency. If you have a love for learning, this field is ripe of professional development opportunities. 
    • High salary earning potential: Due to the high demand for skilled workers in the sector, employers are willing to pay good salaries for those possessing high technical knowledge and skills - particularly in areas where skills shortages are more prominent, like cyber security and cloud computing. 
    • You get to be creative: People often assume that working in information technology means helping people find solutions to their technical issues but that's not always the case - there are specialisations in IT where you can get creative. From web development to digital gaming, there's plenty of roles that offer creativity in the field. 
  • Is information technology the right career path for you? 

    If you're someone that naturally enjoys problem-solving, has an analytical mindset and already possess technical skills, a career in information technology may be for you. Depending on your career goals, you may enjoy work that's varied and challenging and desire a role where stability and a good salary is on offer. 

    Here are some signs that may indicate an information technology career is the right for you:
    • You enjoy lifelong learning and professional development.
    • You're a dependable person - someone that people can rely on when problems come about.
    • You're someone that's adaptable to a changing work environment.
    • You're curious and have an open mind.
  • Why should you study information technology?

    Whether you're someone that's at the beginning of their career or a seasoned professional that already has extensive experience under their belt, studying a relevant course can equip you with the right skills and knowledge.

    Upskilled offers a range of specialisations in information technology and all programs offered are delivered online. This provides flexibility if you're a busy professional since you'll be able to study outside of your work hours while tending to your personal commitments. 

    Below are some reasons why you should study an information technology course with Upskilled: 
    • Student Support Services: If you're experiencing any difficulty throughout your studies, our Student Support consultants are ready to give you a hand and find you the best answers to your questions.
    • Specialist trainers: Our trainers have extensive industry experience and skills in the IT field, so you'll be in good hands when it comes to training you in the specialisation of your choice.
    • Access to interactive content: We have external video content you can use as an additional resource when working through your assessments. These can be supplementary to your learning, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to build a successful career in information technology. 
  • What are the best IT courses?

    There are plenty of benefits that come with studying information technology with Upskilled and no course is better than others - it all really depends on where you're at during your career.

    If you're someone with limited experience, it may make sense to start off with a certificate-level qualification. A diploma course may be best suited if you already have extensive experience and want to move up the career ladder. 

    If you're undecided on what type of information technology course you want to do, be sure to chat to one of our education consultants to learn more.

 

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